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steve harrigan is at kennedy space center tonight. >> ten years ago, family member on those on board columbia gathered at kennedy space center to await return of the loved ones. ♪ ♪ >> selfless service of the men and women who lost their lives in the "columbia" accident. >> it came today a decade later in remembrance. for some, the pain still fresh. >> february 1, 2003, became a traumatic, shocking day. anticipating a joyful homecoming of our crew, we were jolted in the viewing area to a nightmarish stroll of fear, uncertainty and horror. that led to a crushing announcement that the crew had perished in reentry. >> nasa marked three of the worst tragedies today. each occurring in the same winter week. in 1967, fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts on board apollo 1. including gus grisham, member of the original mercury program. in 1986, the shuttle acc challenger exploded killing all seven on board, including the first teacher in space. the tragedy witnessed by school children shook the nation. >> i know it's hard to understand that sometimes painful things like this hap
of al-qaeda as that practice faces new questions. let's bring in the panel, steve hies and charles krauthammer. well as we know white paper obama administration was leaked. we know more of the legal parameters that the administration cites for the use of drones to attack and to kill american citizens. the target must be and target must be a, quote, senior operational leader that poses an imminent threat and the decision could be made by informed high level official of the u.s. government. steve, do those seem reasonable guidelines? >> any time you have the u.s. governmental killing a u.s. citizen without due process it would have to give you pause. if you look the way president obama, he demagogued the issue in the campaign and things he said afterwards, there is tremendous amount of hypocrisy from the white house. we are talking about by the administration over water boarding enhanced interrogations where you would be subjecting a non-u.s. citizen to interrogations versus this kind of killing of american citizen. i think there is a lot of hypocrisy involved. just because it's hypo
to take out targets. steve hayes and nina ease ton and columnist peter waner. brennan faced questions on a number of fronts. let's take them one by one. big issue going in legal and ethical grounds for president obama's policy for ordering grown o drone strikes even against american targets. how did he handle that? >> he showed himself to be knowledgeable about that subject and i think about many others. he had intense questioning questioning from ron widen about that. in terms of the questions that were directed at him he answered them that was passable but much more difficulty was reconciling the difference between drone strikes and targeted killings on one hand and enhanced interrogations on the other. he didn't provide very good answers on en hangsed interrogations and the clear evolution of his position from 2007 when he thought enhanced interrogations saved lives and seemed to be supportive of them, even in the hearing when he was trying to explain that position, he basically couldn't. in fact he said my mind was changed by this report, senate democrats have put out, that he has
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